Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Straight Outta the Bank

This weekend, We Are Your Friends, No Escape and War Room opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.

#1 Straight Outta Compton- $13,240,000

In its third week, Straight Outta Compton came in first place. This is the third consecutive week Compton has been number one at the box office. No one expected this film to be as big as it's been. It has so far made over $140 million dollars, which is fantastic for its smaller budget. This movie has a great social message about police brutality, freedom of speech and racism, and it's a film that should be seen. It may even get some Oscar buzz later in the year. I am thrilled for Compton's success, and I hope it goes on to make even more money. You can read our review here

#2 War Room- $11,000,000

In its opening weekend, War Room came in second place. This movie came out of nowhere, and was the highest grossing film for Friday. It had a $3 million dollar budget, and is doing better than even the studio expected. This could have simply flew right under the radar, but ended up coming in second at the box office. I didn't even know this movie was coming out until I read the weekend box office reports. Now, as to whether this will continue to make money, I don't know. It might drop off by next week, or it could stick around and earn a very sizable profit for itself. We'll just have to wait and see.

#3 Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation- $8,300,000

In its fifth week, Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation came in third place. It's incredible to think that in five weeks, it hasn't left the top 3. This is a huge success of a film. It has made almost $480 million worldwide so far, and will probably cross $500 million before its end. I actually saw the movie again this weekend, and I still really like it. It's a great movie. I am very happy for its success, and I hope this puts a fire under Paramount's ass to put out another one sooner than in four years. You can read our review for it here

#4 No Escape- $8,288,000

On its opening weekend, No Escape came in fourth place. The movie has been getting a lot of flack from fans and critics, as it sits at a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. I got to see an advanced screening, and saw it before any of the reviews came out, and I really enjoyed it. So I don't understand all of the hate for it. It's not a perfect movie, but it's not bad. It's a suspenseful thriller that had me entertained all the way through. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but I just haven't understood why people aren't liking this movie. You can read our review for it here

#5 Sinister 2- $4,650,000

In its second week, Sinister 2 came in fifth place. The movie has made around $18.5 million. With a $10 million dollar budget and its marketing costs, it has probably just barely broken even. It will most likely be out of the top 5 by next week, so it will probably make a few million dollars for studio. That's not bad at all. I don't think the studio expected this movie to be a huge hitter. What it won't be is a failure, and I think that's all the studio really cares about right now. 

It should be noted that We Are Your Friends opened in thirteenth place, making $1.8 million dollars on its opening weekend, the third lowest opening weekend for a big studio film.

Next week, The Transporter Refueled opens in theaters. Here's my box office prediction for next week: #1 Straight Outta Compton, #2 War Room, #3 The Transporter Refueled, #4 Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, #5 No Escape

What do you think of this past weekend's box office? What do you think will be number one next week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate 
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